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La transacción en bolsas de contingentes arancelarios: el caso de BOLPRO en Costa Rica

by Campos Cantero, L.I; IICA, San José (Costa Rica). Area de Políticas y Comercio .
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall number: IICA-SPCDT No.2000-04 Series: Serie de Políticas y Comercio. Documentos Técnicos (IICA) no. 2000-04. Publisher: San José (Costa Rica): 2000Description: 54 p.ISSN: 1607-1972.Summary: This document describes the system used by the Costa Rican government to administer the import license issued in connection with the tariff rate quotas agreed upon at the Uruguay Round, and the quotas generated to cover shortages. It analyzes the executive decrees the Government of the Republic had to issue for the Costa Rican Commodity Exchange (BOLPRO) to be able to participate in the awarding of the quota. It also describes the obligation of the public institutions involved in the administration of the licenses (Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Foreign Trade), and those of the commodity exchange itself. The negotiations of a quota of rice, traded recently on the Costa Rica Commodity Exchange, is analyzed to illustrate the operation and the process of awarding quotas licenses. It is important to recall that the agreements of the Uruguay Round do not establish mechanisms for the administration of tariff rate quotas, meaning that each Member Country is empowered to use the one that best suits its purposes. Of course, such mechanisms must adhere to the basic principles of the WTO regardind transparency, non-discrimination against foreign suppliers, and free access to the economic agents of the domestic market. Since the tariff rate quota administration system used by the Goverment of Costa Rican adheres to the principles of the WTO, it has enable the Costa Rican Commodity Exchange to diversity the services it offers and delve into a new field: the management of this trade policy instrument. This experience serves as an example of how a country can modernize its agricultural markets, in light of the new international regulations governing the marketing of agricultural products

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Subject(s): COSTA RICA | IMPORTACIONES | RONDA URUGUAY | JUNTAS DE COMERCIALIZACION | ACUERDOS COMERCIALES | | | | | COSTA RICA | IMPORTATION | OFFICE DE COMMERCIALISATION | ACCORD COMMERCIAL
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Serie Serie Colección IICA IICA-SPCDT No.2000-04 (Browse shelf) Available BVE2730611035

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